27 October 2017

Post-War Syria: The Next Big Crisis Between Russia and America?

Nikolas K. Gvosdev

We face the prospect of a clash between the two main coalitions led by the United States and Russia over the disposition of a post-IS Syria.

Two years before the final defeat of Adolf Hitler—at a time when German armies still occupied a significant portion of the European part of the USSR and Festung Europa seemed to be impenetrable to the Western Allies—Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin had already begun discussions about the fate of postwar Europe. Even when the ultimate victory still seemed to be in doubt, the Allies had started to assign zones and reconstitute borders.

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